Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Will Portland Always Be a Retirement Community for the Young?



By CLAIRE CAIN MILLER via NYT Magazine

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As American cities compete for college-educated workers, Portland has a unique problem: It has way too many.

“Eat LSD” was uploaded to Flickr



Street art, West Loop

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Eat LSD was taken on October 22, 2014 at 03:31PM

New Zagat Guide Has a Few Surprises



Benjamin Steak House and Sea Fire Grill received high scores in the 2015 Zagat Guide to New York City restaurants, released on Wednesday.

By FLORENCE FABRICANT via NYT Dining & Wine http://ift.tt/1pz7V1V

What if Age Is Nothing but a Mind-Set?



By BRUCE GRIERSON via NYT Magazine

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Ellen Langer’s experiments have shown that mental attitudes might reverse some ravages of old age. Now she wants to test that same radical principle on cancer.

Grace’s Marketplace Moves, Pumpkin-Shaped Pasta and More Food News



A new home for Grace’s Marketplace; white chocolate skulls; pumpkin-shaped pasta shells; the Bread Project; and a home cider kit.

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Vic’s Is the Latest From Vicki Freeman and Marc Meyer



The husband-and-wife team has redone Five Points, turning it into a new restaurant with a name that pays homage to their Vix Cafe.

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Don’t Tell Grandma



When Massimo Bottura is in the kitchen, the Italian dishes aren’t quite what Grandma used to make.

By MELISSA CLARK via NYT Dining & Wine http://ift.tt/1wmmrxS

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Fisherman's Blues The Waterboys

Putting Together an Ambitious Puzzle



A tremendous amount of thought and effort has gone into the food, drinks and design at the chef Ryan Tate’s farm-to-table restaurant, Blenheim.

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Can You Uber a Burger?



By MATT BUCHANAN via NYT Magazine

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Surge-pricing comes to the restaurant industry.

“What Have We Done Wrong?” was uploaded to Flickr



sun setting over Lincoln Park

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What Have We Done Wrong? was taken on October 11, 2014 at 06:51PM

Hooking Up at an Affirmative-Consent Campus? It’s Complicated



By EMILY BAZELON via NYT Magazine

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“Yes means yes” means checking in with your partner during sex, but many young men say they don’t know how to have that conversation.

Monday, October 20, 2014

The Women of West Point



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Few collegians work as hard as the U.S. Military Academy’s 786 female cadets.

Washington Has More on Its Plate



The capital is rapidly gaining in cozy neighborhood dining spots with distinctive food.

By JENNIFER STEINHAUER via NYT Dining & Wine http://ift.tt/1rnJ8xq

As American as Tarte Tatin



The French tart — not apple pie — is single best thing you can make with fall’s most plentiful and alluring fruit.

By JULIA MOSKIN via NYT Dining & Wine http://ift.tt/1tFjTOl

“Yazoo Record” was uploaded to Flickr



Blind Boy Fuller track list: http://ift.tt/1x0Irym

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Yazoo Record was taken on October 10, 2014 at 04:48PM

“Before You Abandon It” was uploaded to Flickr



Flowers from Green City Farmers Market (West Loop edition)

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Before You Abandon It was taken on October 11, 2014 at 02:17PM

Reply All: The 10.5.14 Issue



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Readers respond.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

“Bridgeport Coffee's oddly named Bubbly Creek Blend” was uploaded to Flickr



Odd to me, anyway. Look up Bubbly Creek on Wikipedia, for instance, or from Upton Sinclair’s description in The Jungle: ""Bubbly Creek" is an arm of the Chicago River, and forms the southern boundary of the Union Stock Yards; all the drainage of the square mile of packing-houses empties into it, so that it is really a great open sewer a hundred or two feet wide. One long arm of it is blind, and the filth stays there forever and a day. The grease and chemicals that are poured into it undergo all sorts of strange transformations, which are the cause of its name; it is constantly in motion, as if huge fish were feeding in it, or great leviathans disporting themselves in its depths. Bubbles of carbonic gas will rise to the surface and burst, and make rings two or three feet wide. Here and there the grease and filth have caked solid, and the creek looks like a bed of lava; chickens walk about on it, feeding, and many times an unwary stranger has started to stroll across, and vanished temporarily. The packers used to leave the creek that way, till every now and then the surface would catch on fire and burn furiously, and the fire department would have to come and put it out. Once, however, an ingenious stranger came and started to gather this filth in scows, to make lard out of; then the packers took the cue, and got out an injunction to stop him, and afterwards gathered it themselves. The banks of “Bubbly Creek" are plastered thick with hairs, and this also the packers gather and clean."

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Bridgeport Coffee's oddly named Bubbly Creek Blend was taken on October 12, 2014 at 09:38AM

“Bubbly Creek Coffee” was uploaded to Flickr



seriously, this is the name of the coffee blend from Bridgeport Coffee Co http://ift.tt/1qUKAYU...

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Bubbly Creek Coffee was taken on October 19, 2014 at 01:52AM

Saturday, October 18, 2014

The Death of Adulthood in American Culture



By A. O. SCOTT via NYT Magazine

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Charting the final, exhausted collapse of the adult white male, from Huck Finn to “Mad Men.”

Christopher Walken Isn’t as Weird as You Think



By Interview by JESSICA GROSS via NYT Magazine

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And he wants you to wear your seat belt.

The Origins of My Pyromania



By MARY PAULINE LOWRY via NYT Magazine

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The flames had an appeal I couldn’t resist.
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